Health

Jesse Richman

Cherry Hill Doctor Helps Develop Online Eye Test

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 3 million people in the U.S. have glaucoma, the second-leading cause of blindness worldwide. But what worries...
Pennsylvania Guard Members test medical equipment before Montgomery County residents arrive at a a coronavirus testing site in Upper Dublin Township on March 21, 2020. At the direction of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, approximately 80 Guard troops worked with Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency and local authorities to establish drive-through COVID-19 testing at Temple University’s Ambler Campus. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Wil Acosta)

First-Person: Taking the Test for COVID-19

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Waiting in a line of cars to get tested for the disease currently ravaging the world has a way of giving a strange weight...
Certified professional midwife Ray Rachlin examines baby Dylan.

Medical Providers Navigate Pandemic Pregnancy Care

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COVID-19 has changed nearly every aspect of our lives, including the process of bringing new ones into the world. Cheryl Yondorf, a physician in...
Marc Rabinowitz

Medical Pros Describe Work Changes From COVID-19

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Across the country, medical professionals are doing their best as they prepare for the worst that the COVID-19 pandemic may bring. Working long, grueling hours...
From left: Brett, Amy, Grace and Jack Breslow

Jewish Family Seeks Plasma Treatment for COVID-19

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It’s been nearly three weeks since Amy Breslow dropped her husband, Brett, at Cooper University Hospital’s emergency room. He’d had an intermittent fever, cough and...
Jewish holiday Passover banner design with wine, matzo on wooden background.

How Do You Mark Passover When Gluten-Free?

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Debbie Greenberg’s son, Aaron Mazer, was diagnosed with celiac disease at the age of 17. For Mazer, that meant the end of school cafeteria lunches,...
Dvora Entin sitting on a couch

Patients, Doctors Adjust to Telehealth Amid Social Distancing

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Telehealth is nothing new to Dvora Entin. Entin is a nationally recognized specialist in maternal mental health, based in Bala Cynywd, who focuses on women...
Male doctor using mobile phone at hospital. Medical healthcare and doctor service.

Health Expert Roger Daniels Reckons with Coronavirus

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Roger Daniels, one of Philadelphia’s most respected physicians, just retired after nearly 60 years as an internist. He served in a MASH unit in...
Jewish Family and Children’s Service staff prepare food for clients and the Mitzvah Food Pantry with Drew Gold, kitchen manager and educator, in The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center’s Teaching Kitchen.

Jewish Agencies Work to Protect Philly Seniors From Coronavirus

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According to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s 2019 Community Portrait, there are almost 100,000 Jews over 65 in the Greater Philadelphia area, including...
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National BRCA Study Sees Lower Participation in Philly

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Her mother died of breast cancer. Her father died of colon cancer. And while Avivah Pinski of Wynnewood is in good health, she doesn’t...